National spotlight for inspirational AllyAlly Ali with Newcastle United Foundation Award

Monday, January 15th, 2018.

Inspirational Ally Ali’s life story of triumph overcoming adversity will headline a top national football conference. The 19-year-old Excelsior College student will tell the Premier League Kicks Co-ordinators Conference this week how working with the Newcastle United Foundation and his passion for football have given focus to his life. Ally landed the foundation’s Young Leader... Read more »

Inspiration tops the bill at CEIAG careers eventExcelsior Academy CEIAG event

Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Rainbird Primary pupils with Northumbria University staff at Excelsior’s CEIAG careers fair Speed dating, practice interviews, a careers fair, Higher Education opportunities and life skills advice. A wealth of guidance distilled down into a packed CEIAG event at Excelsior Academy underpinned by the expertise of some of Britain’s finest companies and organisations. Hundreds of pupils... Read more »

Inspiring career opportunities for Excelsior pupils

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.

Some of Britain’s leading employers will unveil a wealth of career opportunities to more than 1,200 Excelsior pupils at a careers fair this week. Virgin Trains, NHS, Barclays, Accenture and Nestle are just some of the household names who will be speaking with pupils at the academy’s CEIAG Inspiration Day on Friday January 12th. There’ll... Read more »

Excelsior Academy Ofsted inspection

Friday, December 22nd, 2017.

The quality of Excelsior Academy’s achievements and provision for pupils were recognised by Ofsted during its latest inspection of the school. Inspectors highlighted good pupil behaviour “in an orderly, calm and safe environment”, praised the academy’s leadership and management which promotes “a culture of kindness, respect and tolerance” and “astute” governors and trustees who “provide... Read more »

Crowdfunding ensures rappers delight at Excelsior

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017.

A creative scheme being delivered at Excelsior Academy has received a crowdfunded boost to help take the work of young writers and rappers to the next level. Young Writers’ City is a long-term and in-depth programme devised by Newcastle-based New Writing North, who for the past 20-years have been supporting writers, young and old, in... Read more »

Reece Group visit reward for young engineersLaidlaw Schools Trust young engineers at Reece Group

Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Budding engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies toured a top engineering plant as the culmination of an exciting STEM Challenge. The youngsters from Westgate Hill, Atkinson Road and Rainbird Primary Academies were guided around Reece Group’s factory on Scotswood Road, Newcastle. The engineering giant has worked closely with the schools and the Success4All charity on... Read more »



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    16th August 2018
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